Posted by Cecilia M. Orphan, National Manager, American Democracy Project
Media Report, 11/9/09
Web links to the entries below are included, where available. Since write-ups may be developed from publications that do not post to the Web, a link may not be available for all entries. Note that some links expire within 1-7 days. This includes the Detroit dailies and several national newspapers. Other links are accessible only to paid subscribers.
WDIV-TV (4), 11/9
A national “eCitizenship” conference on the role of online social media and democracy will be hosted by Wayne State University next Thursday and Friday. It will focus on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook and how they can help people become more involved in politics and to be better-informed citizens.
WXYZ-TV (7), 11/6
Michael Diamond, associate chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and assistant dean for clinical and translational research in the School of Medicine, comments in a story on couples trying to conceive by way of fertility treatments.
Crain’s Detroit Business, 11/8Rumblings: 8 state biz schools make “nation’s best” list
The Rumblings column notes that eight Michigan universities, including Wayne State, were included in the Princeton Review’s annual list of the nation’s best business schools, which was released last month.
Carol Miller, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, discussed Wayne State’s new graduate certificate in sustainable engineering.
WKSO Radio (Ohio), 11/06
The NPR affiliate interviewed professor Robin Boyle, chair of the Geography and Urban Planning Department, regarding the city of Detroit’s experience with casinos. Ohio voters have approved establishment of casinos in certain cities in that state.
Oakland Press, 11/7
Teens participate in Giant Step conference on diversity at WSU
The 26th annual Giant Step Teen Conference was held at Wayne State University Thursday. It brought together more than 400 metro Detroit teenagers from diverse backgrounds to spend the day discovering what they have in common. A photo from the conference accompanies the story.
Detroit Free Press, 11/9
WSU Volunteer Fair
Local community organizations seeking volunteers will recruit at Wayne State University’s Volunteer Fair 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday. Organizations with positions to fill include Focus: HOPE, COTS, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Forgotten Harvest, Pet Adoption Alternative and Affirmations. The event is free and open to the public.
Crain’s Detroit Business, 11/8
Biz to Bing: Make government work
By Nancy Kaffer
Hal Stack, director of the Labor Studies Center, comments on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s current negotiations with the city’s unionized workers.
Wayne State University will host a boot camp for aspiring filmmakers, Nov 13-15. It’s designed to help participants write, produce, direct and sell a feature film. Film producer and boot camp director Larry Meistrich discusses the course.
Detroit Free Press, 11/9
Two Wayne State University medical students have created an open-air art work at the renowned Heidelberg Project. The purpose is to highlight the lack of health care for many of the city’s residents. Called “A Beacon for Broken Health Care,” it was erected by second-year medical students Kristy Kelel and Alexis Drutchas. An embedded video and photos of the construction work accompany the online story.
Lansing State Journal, 11/9
Schneider: Before search engines there were libraries, reader says
In a published note to columnist John Schneider, Joseph Mika, professor in WSU’s School of Library and Information Science, recounts the days before Internet search engines when librarians were the information gatherers for patrons.
WSJV-TV, Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, Great Lakes IT Report, Charleston Daily Mail, Positive Detroit, 11/6
‘eCitizenship’ conference next week at Wayne State
A national “eCitizenship” conference on the role of online social media and democracy is coming to Michigan, hosted by Wayne State University. The conference is next Thursday and Friday in Detroit and focuses on whether social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook can help students be better citizens. The keynote speaker is Jose Antonio Vargas, technology and innovations editor for the Huffington Post.
Detroit Free Press, 11/6
Diverse students talk race, drugs, gossip
By Cecil Angel
The 26th annual Giant Step Teen Conference was held at Wayne State University Thursday. The conference brought together more than 400 metro Detroit teenagers from diverse backgrounds to spend the day discovering what they have in common. Several photos from the conference accompany the story.
Detroit News, 11/6
Science and engineering career expo set
Wayne State University will host a free science and engineering career exploration event for high school and college students Nov. 18. The event will be held at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center.
Great Lakes IT Report, 11/6
WSU E2 Challenge winner plans renewable energy business
Mathematics graduate student David Collins recently won Wayne State University’s E2 Challenge for hopeful entrepreneurs. Collins’ proposed renewable energy company, Quisol, will now receive financial and research and development help to bolster the start-up company.
Detroit Free Press, 11/6
Get involved: Japanese judge to give lecture at Wayne State
Judge Kentaro Ono of the Osaka (Japan) District Court is to be the guest lecturer for the Wayne State University Law School at 12:15 p.m. Monday. His free lecture, “An Introduction to Japanese Criminal Procedure,” is to be presented in the third-floor faculty lounge of the Law School.
Ropes & Gray lawyer Cutillo ‘Fueled’ $20 million insider scheme
By Linda Sandler and Carlyn Kolker
Law professor Peter Henning comments in a story about the insider trading case of Arthur Cutillo, an associate at the Ropes & Gray LLP law firm.